Glen Innes High's netball team dominate Oxley

DOMINANCE: Glen Innes centre Ruby Beattie passes to goal shooter Ebony Gallagher in the game against Oxley High School on Tuesday. They won by 40 points to secure a spot in the final against Tamworth.
DOMINANCE: Glen Innes centre Ruby Beattie passes to goal shooter Ebony Gallagher in the game against Oxley High School on Tuesday. They won by 40 points to secure a spot in the final against Tamworth.

Local netball keeps going from strength-to-strength with the division one team from the association leading the Northern Inland competition and now Glen Innes High School’s teams dominating their opponents in the region. 

Monday saw the year nine and 10 team take on Tamworth High in the Schools Cup and surged home to take out the division.

The seven and eight side were also dominant and only fell in the decider by one goal. 

On Tuesday, the opens team came up against Oxley High School to secure a spot in the regional final next Thursday. 

The Glen Innes girls overcame their opponents by a massive 52 goals to 12. 

Coached by Julie Fuller, the locals dominated from the very start of the game. 

“I thought they might be a bit slack because we have heaps of netball on and it has been the majority of the same girls,” she said. 

“There was probably only three fresh legs. 

“We just dominated from the start. 

“They did start really well which is one of our downfalls, that we don't start well.

They did start really well which is one of our downfalls, that we don't start well.

Julie Fuller

“We are starting to work on that and they talked as a team which is great.”

Fuller said Oxley were competitive but her side were just too classy. 

Although they were dominant, the Glen Innes side suffered lapses in concentration with each quarter longer than they are used to. 

“If it was a close game, that might have been our downfall,” Fuller said. 

“That's what we need to work on for the next one because it will be a good, hard game.”

Nonetheless, Fuller said she was thrilled with the overall performance.

“It was a great effort, it was a whole team effort.

“Everyone played, whole team got on for at least half a game. There wasn't anyone who didn't get on. We have two pretty inexperienced girls and they did really well.”